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This Family Court web page (link to pamphlet is below) is current as at 1 July 2018. It shows you how much it will cost to file your case in court. That’s in addition to your solicitor’s fees. It’s cheaper and faster to mediate. Call Tess on 0448 837372 Link to printable pamphlet Family Court fees
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Here’s how the Child Support agency works out the percentage of care each parent has. The Guide to Social Security Law (‘the Guide’) provides guidance on how to determine percentage of care. The Guide sets out the following considerations to determine the extent to which a person is caring for a child: To what extent...
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If the other parent is saying things to the children about you in order to create an emotional distance between you and your kids, it’s called alienation. Re-connecting with alienated children can be done. This is a great article which I encourage all parents to read. Overcoming Parental Alienation: How To Reconnect With Your Kids
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Relationship breakdowns for parents are stressful. Trying to work out parenting stuff with your ex can feel like it’s a big ugly knot that you’re trying to untie. Mediation is a way of untangling that knot. I took this photo last year because it reminds me of how it feels to be facing that tangle.
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Sometimes separated parents try hard but can’t come up with an agreement that they both stick to. If you keep agreeing and then not sticking to your agreement, I can help you to identify how to make your agreement stick even if I see one parent, not both. Coaching may be a solution to “we’ll...
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In a recent case of a family with a history of violence and drug and alcohol misuse, where the parents live thousands of kilometres from each other, the judge ordered that the children live with the mother and spend holidays with the father (among other orders). The judge said: “I have serious concerns about the...
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